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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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Sold in 6 Days! See below for the Recipe for Success... - 05/28/09 03:33 PM
We just received this raving testimonial from Barbara Hilliard regarding an Occupied Staging by our talented and lovely Tara Wilt! This success story is a great example of what it takes to sell a home quickly in this market: The Secret Recipe for this Successful Home Sale: 1 Part Educated and Biz Savvy Realtor (Barbara Hilliard) 1 Part Talented and Experienced Stager (Tara Wilt, Interiority Complex's Lead Designer & Stager) 1 Part Cooperative and Hardworking Homeowner (Happy Seller's of 12805 Poquoson Drive) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From the desk of Barbara Hilliard... The Poquoson home sold in 6 days thanks to you. The sellers did nearly (6 comments)
An Eco-Deco Challenge... - 05/20/09 10:23 AM
You don't have to spend a fortune to design a creative space, nook or cranny. Recently, I was invited to be featured on a few segments of Fox 7's Good Day Austin. For one of the segments, I decided to do an experiment to help show people that there are literally hundreds of thrift store and flea market finds ready and waiting to be made over. You just have to look for them. So, I grabbed some "spare change", and went to Goodwill. After spending about $150 on a bunch of gently used items, I returned home and set all of (6 comments)
Big Rocks and BHAG's... - 05/19/09 04:22 PM
My fellow busier-than-bee's-can-be stagers, designers and entrepreneurs... I thought I would share this note that I sent out to our team today, as there are lots of great links for resources and success tools for time management. I wrote this for our team members, but I hope you can relate and get something from this! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear IC Team, I know that we are all extremely busy right now and our time management skills are being challenged. Each of us are balancing work, children, parents, relationships and healthy lifestyles on a daily basis. By the way, I must say, you all (1 comments)
Stand and Deliver! - 05/11/09 05:46 PM
As many of you know, speeches and presentations are a key component of a successful and effective marketing plan. I know, I know, some of you might be saying "I got into this because I'm creative and I love to create beautiful spaces, not because I love to give presentations!" Unfortunately, as a business owner, you must wear many hats if you wish to grow your business. THEN you can hire other people to wear the hats you don't want to wear. If you're not regularly conducting informative presentations and educational events, you're missing out on one of the greatest marketing tools you (6 comments)
Aligning your ACTIONS and INTENTIONS to achieve INTEGRITY. - 05/02/09 01:30 PM
Do you ever find yourself unconsciously moving through your day? Or your business plan? Or your life? Entrepreneurs are often the worst about this. We often tend to function on auto-pilot, in a state of perpetual over-scheduling while performing actions which don't support our intentions. There are loads of self-help books on the subject, telling readers to "Live with purpose!" and "Use the power of intention!" But what does all that really mean? Merriam Webster defines intention as "a determination to act in a certain way". When you operate with clear intentions, your focus and your daily activities tend towards what really matters to you. (9 comments)
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